Top ChoiceMosque in Casablanca

Hassan II Mosque

Hassan II Mosque

This opulent mosque, built at enormous expense, is set on an outcrop jutting over the ocean with a 210m-tall minaret that's a city landmark. It's a showcase of the finest Moroccan artisanship: hand-carved stone...

Top ChoiceMoroccan in Casablanca

Le Jasmine

This fine-dining Moroccan restaurant is set in an exquisite space at the art deco Hôtel Le Doge. With its red-velvet chairs, ornate stained-glass ceiling, marble floors and sparkling chandeliers, it's like...

Top ChoiceTheatre in Casablanca

Grand Théâtre de Casablanca

About to open at the time of research, this dazzlingly white, ubercontemporary structure designed by a Pritzker Prize–winning architect dominates one of Casablanca's most popular squares. The largest theatre in...

Top ChoiceBakery in Casablanca

Pâtisserie Bennis Habous

Secreted in a lane in the Souq Habous, this famous patisserie deserves a dedicated visit. Make your choice of traditional Maghrebi pastries such as cornes de gazelle (crescent-shaped cookies stuffed with almond...

Top ChoiceMediterranean in Casablanca

Rick’s Café

Immerse yourself in Bogart and Bergman’s Casablanca at this reimagining of Rick's celluloid cafe. The art deco interiors, the strains of ‘As Time Goes By’ and fez-clad bartenders will transport you to the famed...

Top ChoiceMediterranean in Casablanca

Le Cabestan Ocean View

Perched beneath the lighthouse, this stylish restaurant has a French Riviera feel and Mediterranean-inspired menu. Opt for just-caught fish and seafood, perhaps salt-baked sea bass, and wash it down with a...

Top ChoiceInternational in Casablanca

NKOA

This supercool spot takes its inspiration from global flavours, mixing them with Moroccan produce and European culinary techniques. The result is creative dishes that taste as good as they look – such as Zulu, a...

Top ChoiceMuseum in Casablanca

Abderrahman Slaoui Foundation Museum

This privately owned house-turned-museum showcases Abderrahman Slaoui’s outstanding collection of Moroccan decorative arts, from Orientalist travel posters to ornate Amazigh (Berber) jewellery encrusted with...

Top ChoiceFrench in Casablanca

Restaurant Brasserie La Bavaroise

Down a dishevelled street behind the Marché Centrale, La Bavaroise has been serving an ultraloyal local clientele since 1968 and shows no sign of losing its popularity. The speciality is grass-fed beef from the...

Top ChoiceTapas in Casablanca

La Bodéga

Local partygoers of all ages love this hybrid tapas bar-restaurant where meaty dishes are served accompanied by a soundtrack of loud – and often live – music (everything from salsa to Arabic pop). Spanish vino...

Seafood in Casablanca

Restaurant du Port de Pêche

Packed to the gills at lunch and dinner, this tried-and-trusted restaurant on the upstairs floor of a building in the middle of Casablanca's port serves the city's freshest and finest seafood. Fish can be enjoyed...

Cafe in Casablanca

Bondi Coffee Kitchen

This cool contemporary cafe is a Moroccan-Australian enterprise aiming to bring healthy yet delicious eating to Casa. Think salmon poke and mango pickle, or prawn spaghetti with roasted cherry tomatoes and...

Bar in Casablanca

Le Doge Cafe

There aren’t that many places to have a drink in downtown Casablanca but at the top of art deco Hôtel Le Doge’s stunning spiral staircase is an open-sided terrace with city views, craft cocktails and a good wine...

Japanese in Casablanca

Iloli

This zen restaurant's ambition is to combine the best of Japan and Morocco and it works; the sushi, sashimi and dishes such as black cod with preserved lemons and turbot meunière with yuzu are sublime. Dine in or...

Art in Casablanca

Casamémoire Heritage Days

If you’re in the city during this nonprofit's annual heritage days, you can take free guided architecture tours around downtown, Quartier Habous and the medina.

Museum in Casablanca

Museum of Moroccan Judaism

The only Jewish museum in the Arabic-speaking world, this institution is set in an attractive garden villa that once functioned as a Jewish orphanage. It traces the 2000-year history of Jews in Morocco, focusing...

Area in Casablanca

Old Medina

Though lacking the medieval magic that characterises many Moroccan medinas, Casablanca’s compact 19th-century example is still worth a wander. You're unlikely to find treasures in its everyday shops (hardware...

Area in Casablanca

Quartier Habous

Built in the 1930s, the Quartier Habous, or Nouvelle Medina (New Medina), was built by the French to solve a housing crisis as the population outgrew the old medina, and is a picturesque mix of Moroccan and...

Church in Casablanca

L'Eglise du Sacré Coeur

Dating from 1930, this blindingly white, Roman Catholic church sits on the edge of Parc de la Ligue Arabe. An extraordinary architectural mix of art deco, Moorish and neo-Gothic styles, it has twin towers that...

Moroccan in Casablanca

La Sqala

Tucked in to and named after the ochre walls of an 18th-century fortified bastion on the edge of the old medina, this pretty garden restaurant is a tranquil escape from the downtown bustle. Particularly popular...